Stop press! New GT3 RS launches at Geneva Motor Show. This is the even more extreme version of the GT3 and so naturally gets more get up and go, with 500bhp on tap from its 4-litre flat six, which means it’s all-important Nurburgring lap time is 7mins 20secs, which Porsche points out is 9secs quicker than the V10 Carrera GT. Yes, it’s PDK only, which allows such gizmos as a limiting ‘pit speed’ button. More importantly, though, we’re drawn to the ‘intelligent lightweight design’ which sees the use of magnesium for the roof and carbon fibre for the engine and luggage compartment lids. We like the front wheel arch vents and recess that extends from the front lid and across the roof, a clear nod to classic 911 models. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and variable rear axle diff lock should give it stunning agility, but right now we’ll just have to make do with looking at it!
If you think you see a lot of Porsches on the roads these days, then a visit to Douglas Valley Breakers will make you realise that there could be many more if people didn’t keep crashing them. Some of the models on DVB’s sky-high racks will bring you to the brink of tears. See more in a future issue of 911 & Porsche World.
All right, you don’t really have to guess because it’s pretty bloomin’ obvious. But crucially, no cars were involved. Mr Webber was at the Porsche facility at Silverstone to promote the ‘Get Race Fit’ programme, run by the Porsche Human Performance chaps. We raced him through a rope ladder on the floor. Who won? Well, put it this way, it’s not just behind the wheel that the tall Aussie is super-competitive…
Not many of these 80s excess style 911s remain, but here’s a prime example built by Rinspeed and a graphic display as to what happens when you mix 911 with Testarossa styling. You can almost here Wham blasting from the speakers! OK, it’s not pretty, but we couldn’t resist a drive, or posting a couple of pics.